Jul 20, 2011 2:30pm PDT
is not on the table. in afghanistan, forces have handed over security to the afghan police and the army. the handover ceremony took place with the british officers have been since 2006. this is one area gradually placed under government control. our defense correspondent was at the ceremony and filed this report. >> a moment of national pride. afghans taking responsibility for their own security. this ceremony showing that they are up for the job. but the british soldiers still have concerns, about corruption within the afghan police. >> some allegations of corruption, what we're trying to do is eradicate this. we are trying to push the locals away. >> even if afghanistan routes out the corruption, -- this is another province that was just handed over. there has been little fighting here, over the past 10 years. >> bombs and bullets are not the biggest killers, this is diarrhea and malnutrition. >> after the withdrawal of the nato forces -- >> the pressure is on the government to win the trust of its own people. >> there'll be lots of questions and concerns. our hope is to change that institution. >>
Jul 20, 2011 3:00am PDT
, mullah omar was dead. we're following the story. we go live to kabul, afghanistan. david, this one has got people wondering. what's going on? >> reporter: well, the news first broke by an afghan television station and then later in the day, cnn and other media received a message by an individual claiming to be a top taliban commander. that individual said that mullah omar had died of heart failure last week and a successor had already been named. the taliban, like you said, later came out and said they have been the victim of a hacking and their phones and emails have been tapped. in fact this message was phoney. cnn doesn't have any confirmation of the sort. we spoke with nato official and they have no operational knowledge on the ground. so the whereabouts of mullah omar are unknown. last believed to be in pakistan, where taliban militants have launched attacks across that border against troops down in the southern region. it's those southern and eastern regions of afghanistan that have experienced some of the highest levels of attacks. and this all comes at a very interesting time.
Jul 20, 2011 8:00am PDT
by the government would not get paychecks, and people serving in iraq in afghanistan would not get paychecks, and federal highway administration, there are many that wouldn't. this is sort of a simplification i want to point out. it's unlikely treasury would decide to fully fund five programs and not give anything to anybody else. they would minimally fund some programs. but it illustrates two things. one the level of deficit spending the government is currently at, and two, why officials at the treasury and throughout the government are so adamant the debt ceiling be raised so all the government programs could be fully funded. >> thank you so much. >> thank you. >>> here is your chance to talk back on one of the big stories of the day, and that big story, the debt talks. today's question, what is a solution to the political stalemate. carol costello has more on that. >> the never ending debt ceiling debate. you know the players, obama, boehner, the gang of six, and the tea party, and you don't like them much, not because most republicans want to save taxes, or democrats don't want to get ri